HOW TO GET YOUR SCHOOL INVOLVED
For just two weeks this year, from the 17th – 28th of April, In My Shoes are going fully nationwide into every national school in Ireland – and we could really do with your school’s support in donating pre-loved sports shoes! It couldn’t be easier to get involved – your school just needs to be registered! 👍🏼
During the campaign period (17-28th April), schools can inform us via our website that their donated shoes are ready for collection. We will then make arrangements to collect them directly from the school.
Check our map here and see if your school is already registered to donate...
TEACHERS & PRINCIPALS:
Note: just teachers or principals can sign up schools to be part of the 2023 In My Shoes campaign.
WHY SHOULD YOUR SCHOOL
In My Shoes can give these preloved shoes a second-life on very grateful township children’s feet in Southern Africa, facilitating them to go to school and gain a life changing education.
Pupils will learn about the lives of children less fortunate than themselves in other parts of the world and help them to understand the real value of giving and gratitude.
By taking part in this campaign your school will be supporting an initiative which takes on fundamental global issues such as climate change, recycling and reducing inequality.
CAN WE INCLUDE IN MY SHOES
IN THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM?
In My Shoes will provide a free lesson plan and curriculum integration available below which you can download and use in conjunction with the running of the campaign - not available yet.
Produced by teachers just like you, it targets all areas of the curriculum and channels UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School’s ‘Children become active and involved in school life and the wider world’. It’s a great way to help your schools tackle big issues and empower children through their own acts of kindness.
SEND A NOTE
In previous campaigns some children have left notes for the children who will receive their shoes. It’s really thoughtful and creates a genuine warmth from both sides. If your child would like to join in, once they have written their note or drawn a picture, please pop the note securely inside the shoes.
If you have any further questions - just see our FAQ page which should give you answers. Alternatively email us at email@example.com 😀